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Authentic Alaska Wilderness Experiences

Resting along the shores of a glacier-carved lake and accessible only by boat, Kenai Backcountry Lodge is an Alaska destination that stands out from all the rest. Surrounded by the two million acres that make up the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the Kenai Backcountry Lodge is the epitome of a rustic and secluded vacation experience. Their all-inclusive and guided adventures ensure your complete comfort, safety and excitement no matter how you choose to spend your time. Explore the beautiful Cottonwood Trail on a guided hiking trip that takes you through the lush mountain forests. Bask in the stunning views of the Skilak Lake from the top of the trail and learn all about the local plants along the way. As one of the properties under Alaska Wildland Adventures, you also get the choice to join in on a variety of spectacular adventures that span up to a week or more and offer everything from hikes in the Kenai Fjords & Denali National Forests to rafting the Kenai River. With three hearty meals everyday, a wood-fired sauna and screen-porch gazebo for relaxing, and your own private cabin to call home, there's no reason why you should say no to a vacation at Kenai Backcountry Lodge.

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Lake side view at Kenai Backcountry Lodge. Alaska is the perfect destination for your next fishing vacation. When you're at the Kenai Backcountry Lodge, you'll be surrounded by a plethora of fishing opportunities. Head to Skilak Lake or into the Kenai Fjords. Charter a fishing cruise or head out on your own. However you choose to experience your vacation is up to you.
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Cabin exterior at Kenai Backcountry Lodge. Like the rest of Alaska Wildland Adventures' properties, Kenai Backcountry Lodge puts an emphasis on maintaining a getaway that offers complete hospitality and natural beauty. Their eco-tourism plans stand out in the use of a custom hydro-electric system that cuts down on the dependence on fossil fuels. Their small resort getaway with only nine cabins also helps retain a lighter footprint on the earth.
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Kayaking at Kenai Backcountry Lodge. All of Kenai Backcountry Lodge and Alaska Wildland Adventures' trips are meant to ensure your comfort and safety. Professional guides are will you every step of the way and you will be well-equipped with the right gear before you begin your adventure. Whether you're enjoying a hike up Cottonwood Trail or a week-long retreat that takes you across Kenai Peninsula's wilderness, you're sure to be prepared and excited!
Amenities
Open Dates
  • Jun 1 to Sep 1
Property Size
  • 9 units
Nearby City
  • Cooper Landing
Nearby Water
  • Skilak Lake
General
  • Sauna
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Gourmet Dining
Room
  • Deck
Activities
  • Photography
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
Suitability
  • Children Welcome
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